Fellow TBers --- venturing into a build. Completely a noobie here w building instruments/basses. My concept: Full Scale ES335-type body (semi-hollow) Top/bottom - prefer carved/arched 5 piece thru neck active pick up (from Yamaha BB1200S) pre-amp (fully replicated/reproduced from BB1200S). I have a few questions that I'd like to get the forum's opinion on: 1) Does it make sense to do a thru-neck in a ES335 semi-hollow body? Does the attachment of the top/bottom really dissipate the advantage of the thru neck in terms of a more continuous neck to make a greater sustaining tone? 2) What does a 5 piece neck give me that a solid 1 piece neck doesn't. I'm thinking 5 piece mainly for the looks --- also heard that it is stronger and resists twist/warp better??? 3) overall, am I making this build way too complicated, especially for the first build? Thanks!